Where to Dine: Top 10 Pigeon Forge Restaurants for Breakfast

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you’re going to want to pick the perfect place to enjoy it! Luckily, Pigeon Forge is home to so many delicious restaurants that serve up the best breakfast around. To help you decide where you should eat, we’ve made a list of the top 10 Pigeon Forge restaurants for breakfast.

1. The Old Mill Restaurant

Not only is The Old Mill Restaurant one of the best spots in Pigeon Forge for breakfast, it’s been voted one of the top spots in the nation! Visit this restaurant for the classic Southern breakfast you’ve been craving. Enjoy everything from homemade biscuits, to farm fresh eggs, to stone-ground grits. Pancakes, omelets, French toast … the breakfast options are endless. The portion size is generous, so make sure you bring your appetite!

2. Mama’s Farmhouse

outside of mama's farmhouse in pigeon forgeMama’s Farmhouse is another great restaurant to visit for a hearty Southern breakfast. This all-you-can-eat spot serves your food family-style, bringing endless portions of your favorite foods. Items on the menu for breakfast include their award-winning biscuits with chocolate gravy, buttermilk Belgian waffles, hashbrown casserole, applewood bacon, scrambled eggs and so much more. Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. at Mama’s Farmhouse!

3. Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast

Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast is a top choice among both tourists and locals! This locally owned and operated restaurant has a great variety for breakfast, including crepes, Belgium waffles and made-from-scratch pancakes. Freshly whipped butter and warm homemade syrup complements your meal perfectly! If you have a big appetite, order one of their breakfast platters with your choice of breakfast meats, eggs, biscuits and more.

4. Reagan’s House of Pancakes

table filled with breakfast foodsFor an affordable and delicious breakfast the whole family will love, visit Reagan’s House of Pancakes. This family-owned Pigeon Forge restaurant offers a full breakfast buffet with all the breakfast staples. Some items you can find on the buffet are pancakes, french toast, bacon, biscuits, gravy and eggs cooked to order. There’s also a full fresh fruit bar! If you don’t want the buffet, the restaurant also offers an additional breakfast menu where you can find your favorite dish.

5. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen serves a family-style breakfast of classic Deen family recipes. You’ll get your choice of 3 Down Home Dishes, 1 Breakfast Meat and 2 Breakfast Treats for the table. Items include apple cinnamon french toast, breakfast casserole, ooey gooey butter pancakes, chicken and biscuits, applewood smoked bacon, creamy hashbrown casserole and so much more. While you dine, you can enjoy a view of the Island Show Fountain! After your meal, spend some time enjoying everything else The Island in Pigeon Forge has to offer.

6. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

breakfast plate at restaurantWe know, you’re probably wondering, “What’s a barbeque restaurant doing on a list of breakfast restaurants?” Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que has one of the best breakfast buffets around! Their All You Can Eat Breakfast Bar includes a Belgian waffle bar, pulled pork, eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast, pancakes, cooked cinnamon apples, fruit and more. They also have an additional breakfast menu with omelets and other popular breakfast dishes.

7. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe is one of the most fun places to eat in Pigeon Forge! This restaurant is especially popular among families with kids. Enjoy a Southern-style breakfast with more than 100 singing animatronic chickens! Breakfast options include pancakes, pan fried egg dishes, chicken and waffles and more. If you’re in the mood to try something new, choose the Chicken Taco Pancakes, 4 silver dollar pancakes filled with fried chicken tenders and topped with tomato jam.

8. Mel’s Diner

Mel's Diner in Pigeon ForgeMel’s Diner is a classic restaurant in Pigeon Forge and is popular for every meal of the day! One of the best parts about breakfast at Mel’s Diner is that it’s served all day long. If you want to sleep in on vacation, this is the best place to go for your first meal of the day. Pancakes, eggs cooked to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy … the list goes on!

9. Brick & Spoon

Brick & Spoon is one of the newer breakfast spots in Pigeon Forge. It’s great for breakfast and brunch! It’s been voted as one of the “Top 10 Breakfasts in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure. The menu includes a variety of eggs benedict, omelets, and sweet eats. The highlight of this restaurant is its Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary option. Choose your vodka, your veggies, your herbs and seasonings, and your meats and cheese. This adds a unique spin on a classic breakfast!

10. Lil Black Bear Cafe

breakfast sandwich with coffeeIf you want to dine somewhere off the beaten path, choose Lil Black Bear Cafe! This daytime eatery is known for its American breakfast and coffee. For a simple breakfast that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds, this is the spot for you. Enjoy a tasty breakfast sandwich or an omelet without the long wait times at the popular restaurants.

Bonus: Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill

While it’s not technically in Pigeon Forge, our restaurant guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Apple Barn. Both the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Applewood Farmhouse Grill are famous for their delicious Southern breakfasts. Be sure you come hungry, because the portion sizes are generous! Your meal starts off with complimentary apple julep and their famous homemade apple fritters. Then, you can decide from one of the Farmhouse Special Breakfasts that each come with two eggs, home fried potatoes, Southern grits, cinnamon apples, sausage gravy and a Southern style biscuit. You can also order eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, a breakfast burrito and more!

More Pigeon Forge Restaurants for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We’ve given you our list of the best Pigeon Forge restaurants for breakfast, but there are plenty of other delicious options for places to dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Before your trip, take a look at a complete list of the best Pigeon Forge restaurants.

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